Keeping Children Safe
is a dynamic and growing international organisation working to keep some of the world’s most vulnerable children safe from abuse and exploitation. It was established in 2001 by a group of leading humanitarian relief and development charities in response to the growing realisation that children were being abused by aid and development workers in emergency camps in West Africa. It represents a commitment by organisations worldwide to protect children by developing and promoting a set of robust and comprehensive safeguarding standards that all organisations can and should follow.
Keeping Children Safe’s vision is for all children to have a safe and healthy development into adulthood
Keeping Children Safe supports organisations with child safeguarding resources, membership, capacity building and to engage in advocacy on child safeguarding issues.
Keeping Children Safe has led a number of important child safeguarding initiatives by building capacity and systems in a wide number of international bodies and organisations.
As part of the capacity building programme, Keeping Children Safe offers basic, specialised and tailor made mentoring and training for child safeguarding development.
Keeping Children Safe has extended its capacity building activities through KCS regional partners in Latin America and Eastern Europe offering:
- Child safeguarding auditing;
- Certification Level 1;
- Certification Level 2;
- Basic child safeguarding workshops;
- Tailor-made child safeguarding workshops;
- Child safeguarding investigations management workshops;
- Child safeguarding in emergencies workshops.
- regional partner in Latin America
Centre for Inclusive Education
- regional partner in East Europe
Keeping Children Safe currently has 42 members working in almost every country of the world with programmes that impact on the lives of 134 million children annually. The network enables organisations to share experiences and lessons learnt in child safeguarding. Members can interact at two levels- FULL member and ASSOCIATE member. This knowledge sharing space enables members to do all they can to safeguard children.
Keeping Children Safe works to ensure all organisations have child safeguarding measures in place and where relevant those they fund also make a commitment to safeguard children. We have an active advocacy programme working with major funders, sports organisations and regional bodies.
Keeping Children Safe provides standards and guidance to international organisations to help them prevent the risk of abuse and exploitation of the children they work with. The standards cover four areas: Policy, People, Procedures and Accountability.
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